- 8 years ago
- Wedding: October 2010
Decisions, decisions. Has anyone else tipped the postage scale with their invites and had to go back and buy more postage?
My invites came with a kraft envelope that I love, but my calligrapher tested one and is finding it really difficult to write on. As-is my invites weigh .9oz.
So I purchased an outer envelope in a traditional off-white paper to make it easier on the calligrapher. We can keep the kraft envelope as an inner envelope and will help spell out who exactly is invited to the guests.
So, I went to weigh the whole invite today and oh no, they are now 1.2 oz on the postage scale which means they need 61 cent stamps instead of 44 cent stamps. GRRR…
1. Do I keep the original invite and skip the calligraphy? My postage cost would be $24.20 for 55 invites. BUT since I already bought the outer envelopes, I would be wasting an additional $34.91 that I already spent. TOTAL $59.11
2. Do I use both envelopes and pay the extra postage? My postage cost would be $33.55 plus I would actually use the other envelopes I paid $34.91 for already. TOTAL: $68.98. Oh and by the way, I’ve already bought my vintage stamps. So I will have to seek out additional vintage stamps that match and add up to 17 cents.
3. Or do I toss the kraft envelopes and just use the new off-white envelopes? It will completely change the look of my invite because the kraft paper really made the invites great. I would pay for the regular postage at $24.20 and then the cost of the envelopes at $34.91. TOTAL $59.11.
Thanks for your feedback…